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Legislation

What is a Legislative Action Committee (LAC) and What Do They Do?

The Community Associations Institute (CAI) fulfills a number of roles for its members.  It provides education for our members and a means of maintaining business relationships, many of which evolve into personal friendships.  One of CAI’s most important roles is to provide legislative advocacy on behalf of community associations and the businesses that serve the

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Legislation

Getting Involved: A Homeowner’s Perspective on Influencing the Legislative Process

Each year thousands of pieces of legislation work there way through a process at the national, state, and local levels of our democracy. Some will become law; some will reverse existing laws, and many will never make it out of committee. What is true for all of them, is that behind each piece of legislation

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Insurance

What Are We Signing? Understanding Loan Documents

Congrats! The community finally just approved a big capital improvement project and authorized the use of outside financing through a reputable community association bank to fund the work. Now, the board of directors is being asked to sign off on a big stack of papers before the funds can be wired to the association and

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Legislation

CAI Public Policies to Build Better Communities

Community associations are subject to state laws that control how they are established, governed, and managed. State regulatory framework is successful in promoting healthy, vibrant communities because it is founded on the principle of local control over land use and real estate decisions. Public policies serve as statements of what CAI supports or opposes in

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